Keighley and Craven CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2012: The Boltmakers Arms, Keighley, West Yorkshire
The Boltmakers Arms on East Parade in Keighley has been voted the best in the whole of the Keighley and Craven branch area of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for 2012, making it this year‘s Pub of the Year. Starting with all the Keighley and Craven pubs in the 2012 edition of the Good Beer Guide, local CAMRA members visited the pubs and marked them not only on the quality of the real ale, but also on other criteria including service and sympathy with CAMRA aims. The Boltmakers Arms now goes forward to represent the Keighley and Craven area in the Yorkshire Pub of the Year competition.
Phil Booth, the landlord of many years at the Boltmakers, was presented with a certificate by Colleen Holiday, the Chair of the local branch of CAMRA on Tuesday 8th May. The event was also attended by CAMRA members and representatives from Timothy Taylor‘s Brewery.
Offering the entire range of Taylor‘s beers, it is well-known for consistent quality. Two guest beers are also usually available. The Boltmakers is also accredited by CAMRA for its support of LocAle (always selling locally-produced beers) and real cider.